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UK Rave caves (Visited 2013 x2)

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Local caves, used for many a rave ....:violin:

these are huge structures with evidence of being hand carved at the beginning this place is a mish mash of history; brick pillars, iron supports, blue and orange tiles on two difeerent sections mostly full of lame graff and rave evidence!

Ill give you a bit o background....

"The cave was formed due to pillar and stall workings when the red Keuper Sandstone which was formed in the Triassic period was removed for building purposes. It would appear that stone was removed from this site as far back as 1633 as documents which have been found show that a Roger Low was paid 22 pence a score to remove 130ft of stone from this site on the 31st of August of that year. Other documents have been recovered which suggest that New Trentham Hall was constructed from this red sandstone also in 1633.

There are other references to stone being removed from the cave in the 1680s. The 1850 Tithe map shows that the woodland where the cave is belonged to a Thomas Fitzherbert however the cave was not shown on any maps until 1924 when it was shown as “Beech Caves†prior to that it was shown as just a quarry when it first appeared on a map in 1901.

According to locals who lived in the area during the war it is their claim that the site was “out of bounds†presumably guarded by the military this has lead to speculation that the army was using it to store ordnance. Some people claim that it was the ordnance factory at nearby Swynnerton that used it for storing ammunition, while others are of the belief that it was used by the American base at Trentham, however there does not seem to be any official records to support these claims."

Referencing http://ludchurchmybl...st/beech-caves/

Today lesson is brought to you by the letter S....For shutter speed!!!!! :D

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Caves come in all sizes and shapes going back 3 levels, a few feet lower than previous

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thanks for looking

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Love these shots, great composition :thumb

Cheers Dude! I had issues with some of the outer sides being over exposed, and god damn dust particles in the best shots :( oh and the light bleeding in from outside, but its awesome to actually capture some of the textures and how far they go back and the photos Ive taken prior are not really worth mentioning! :)

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I think ive seen these before mate..but then again im not sure so thanks for sharing and you have some decent shots there too

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nice one for sharing, never tried caves, maybe i should :)

Thanks! It was really relaxing! great challenge photography wise, But was really pleasant and i was able to take my time and not have to be a ninja/road runner it! ............................Meep Meep!

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I can see the rave appeal, sadly we had to make do with sand dunes in my day haha! Lovely set of shots, look interesting, love your little Lego selfie :thumb

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